International Exchanges – Denmark

Open to Pitzer students only. Program options subject to change.

Program Title: Pitzer/ISEP Exchange with Aalborg University

Location: Aalborg, Denmark (a sister city to Solvang, CA)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aalborg

Host Website
International Cultural Studies (in English)

Eligibility
Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College. ISEP requires students to have a 2.75 or higher GPA. Preference is given to juniors and first semester seniors but qualified sophomores are eligible if space is available. Previous Danish language study is not required.

Preparation
At least one European area studies course is highly recommended prior to departure. Other general preparation options include: Comparative Politics, Intercultural Communications, Introduction to International/ Intercultural Studies, Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology.

Application
Students must first apply through Pitzer’s Office of Study Abroad and International Programs. If accepted by Pitzer, students will complete the ISEP Exchange application. If accepted by ISEP, students will then complete the University application.

Program Dates
Fall Semester: Late August to December/January (depending upon exam schedule)
Spring Semester: Late January to June

Required Course
Participants are required to take a full course load abroad equivalent to four Pitzer course credits including a Danish language course and one course with content on northern European history, politics, literature or culture. In addition, students take the Pitzer course MLLC110 Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing via Sakai.

Intensive Language
Pitzer students are required to take the intensive Danish language class offered each semester for the first eight weeks of the semester.

Independent Study
See a Study Abroad Adviser.

Course Options
The university features courses taught in English in the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences and in the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences.

Credit Possible
Students must take 28 to 30 ECTS while abroad which is the equivalent of  four Pitzer course credits. ECTS amounts vary for each class so students may be enrolled in anywhere from 5-7 classes. In addition, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credits for the writing course via Sakai. (See above under Required Courses.)

Housing and Board Options
Students are housed in student residence hall or in private accommodations and apartments. A stipend is provided by ISEP to cover meals.